Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector?
A: Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some
reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking
with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection.
You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of
Q: What qualifications or credentials should a home inspector offer?
A: When choosing a home inspector, begin with a list of association members
in your area. Then check to see who among these is the most experienced and
has the most outstanding reputation for thoroughness as an inspector. And be
sure to attend your inspection. That way, you'll learn as much as possible from
your member inspector. Some have college degrees in fields related to construction
such as engineering and architecture. A few have passed the same code certification
examinations that the building code officials are required to pass.
Q: What will the inspection cover?
A: A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to the foundation.
|Items that are included in the Inspection are
- Roof & Flashings
- Retaining Walls
- Siding & Trim
- Driveways & Walks
- Doors & Windows
- Major Appliances
- Electrical System
- Water Heater
- Plumbing System
- Air Conditioning
Q: How long will the Inspection take?
A: Most Inspections take about one and a half to three hours. These times may vary
depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Q: Should I be present during the Inspection?
A: We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from
start to finish.
Q: Why use our Services?
A: The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments
that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there
is also the fear factor of, "Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?"
It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting
for your money.
A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine
not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary
additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection.
Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint
existing problem areas.
Q: Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor,
inspect my new home?
A: This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when
purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled,
they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional
home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get
what we call an inspector's instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive
training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors,
and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect
their homes when they make a purchase.
Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?
A: You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever
you like. Our service is a long-term investment.